In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission while his dogs fight for survival.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Second unit filming in Greenland was referred to by crew members as the "Amundsen Expedition". This was a reference to second unit director/director of photography Mitchell Amundsen, and to Roald Amundsen, the first man to reach the South Pole. See more »
When Jerry and Mindo are sitting at the table in Mindo's cabin, there are plates on the place mats in front of them while Mindo is looking at the photo album. The scene then shifts to Mindo, then back to Jerry where the plates are now missing. See more »
Adventures and animals on spectacular outdoor locations
The movie deals with an adventurer (Paul Walker) along with a scientist (Bruce Greenwood) looking for meteor stones . Under the unfortunate circumstances they must leave their pack of wolf-dogs behind on a frozen landscape in the Antarctic . The film concerns on the Huskies' subsequent fight for survival . This is an epic saga of survival against the wilderness of the Antarctic . The first part of the movie is developed between Paul Walker and his companion Bruce Greenwood and the second part the dogs must face the harsh ice and struggle to stay alive in the great white south .
It's a simplistic and agreeable fare with heroes but no villains . This is a politically correct and wholesome family story compliments of Walt Disney or Touchstone studios . Kids will love it and there are plenty of Huskies to achieve required factor . Besides , the comic relief at charge of Jason Biggs . Beautiful scenery filmed on mesmerizing location by cameraman Don Burgess (Spiderman , Terminator 3) , he's Robert Zemeckis's usual cinematographer . Spectacular and sensational musical score by Mark Isham . The motion picture was well realized by Frank Marshall (Congo , Arachnophobia) who also directed another survival drama titled ¨Alive¨. The movie is a remake to ¨Antarctic¨ (Koreyoshi Karahara) a Japan film with Ken Takakura and Vangelis soundtrack . Rating : Better than average . Fun for the entire family .
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